Doing Business with U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) and Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)

About the Episode:

The USACE and MCSC have established a new Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program. This program establishes guidelines for the MBE Program in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Marine Corps Systems Command. This MBE Program is designed to increase opportunities for minority businesses while providing business development opportunities for local companies and increasing minority participation in federal contracting opportunities.

Join this conversation with USACE and MCSC small business leaders Elizabeth Walker and  Austin Johnson. In this episode, we discuss how to do business with their respective organizations and what businesses need to know about their new Minority Business Enterprise Program, Small Business Program, and Micro-Business Programs. 

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Here’s What You’ll Get In This Episode

[00:03] Episode intro and a quick bio of today’s guests

[05:25] Meet Elizabeth Walker from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(USACE)

[12:18] Austin Johnson and what they do at the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)

[14:55] Things you need to understand when seeking to do business with the MCSC 

[23:22] Three areas of focus that USACE is strict about before doing business with them

[28:06] About MCSCs Seaport Next Generation project for supporting MBEs

[36:22] How USACE partners with small business owners and MBEs to support them

[29:44] The SAME Conference, its importance, and how you can be part of it

[41:02] Does the US Marine Corps use FedMall as a contracting vehicle? 

[42:55] Requirements by Marine Corps before procuring pallets

[44:07] Percentage of contracts awarded via contract vehicles in Marine Corps

[48:52] How they avoid continued resolutions of approved budgets that never works

[57:20] Ending the show and call to action

Get in Touch with USACE and MCSC

https://www.usace.army.mil/

https://www.marcorsyscom.marines.mil/

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